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Dobby in sand at Frankston Beach 2014

The Sand Sculpture Festival is held along the Frankston Waterfront, a beach suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

This year, 2014, these clever artists sculpture sand into amazing storyland figures.

Using Children's Penguin Books as the source for their amazing sand sculptures, the characters from these selected stories come to life in huge sand art.

For 4 months of the year Sand Sculpting Australia brings together a select group of talented sculptors to provide fun for all the family to enjoy right here at Frankston beach.

Open Daily from 10:00am, more details below.

Where Is The Sand Sculpture Festival Held?

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Alongside the Frankston beach on the Kananook Creek edge you will find these amazing sand sculptures, you can't miss them.

Thousands of tonnes of sand piled up and transformed into storybook characters that not only will delight the children but also bring back fond memories to you as well.

Here is where Sand Sculpting Australia is situated and the sand sculpting festival is held.

Sand Sculpture Festival - Storyland - Frankston Waterfront

The Storyland theme for the Sand Sculpting Festival along the Frankston Waterfront 2014

How Do We Get There?

You can get there by car, train or bus.

The Frankston Waterfront

501N Nepean Hwy, Frankston - Victoria

Melways Reference: 100A B8

If coming by car just go to this link and add your start point and destination ...

Bus and train timetables can be sourced on the Public Transport Victoria website ... ( )

Amazing Sand Sculptures - Frankston Waterfront

Amazing Sand Sculptures on the foreshore at Frankston

Times /Prices / Concessions /Parking


December & January - Daily 10:00am to 7:00pm

February, March and April -

Mon - Thursday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Friday - Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm

Prices and Concessions:

Adults - $12.50
Children under 3 get in FREE
Family(2 adults and 2 children) - $39.00
Concession* - $10.00
Children (3 -12) - $9.00
Extra Children $6.00 each

Group booking are available at pre-booked prices, check with Sand Stormevents

Guided tours are also available at a nominal fee of $25.00

*Note that for the Concession  price a current card has to be shown.

  • Seniors cards
  • Pension cards
  • Disability card
  • Student card

Carers accompanied with the person they are caring for will be admitted free and if that person is not with them then the normal concession fee will apply.

Please note that the standard Health Care Card will NOT be accepted to obtain the discount admissions price.

Purchase your tickets either at the Venue or from the Frankston Visitor Information Centre


There is Council foreshore ticket parking at $2:60 per hour. You can also find limited free parking on Beach Road opposite the event facility.

Most foreshore areas have timed ticket parking so be sure that you select enough time to view the sand sculptures and perhaps add some more fun walking along the magnificent foreshore, the pier, the parklands, boardwalk and playing in the fabulous children's adventure playground.

Jumangi Sand Sculpture - Frankston Waterfront

Jumangi sand sculpture on the Waterfront at Frankston

The Storyland Theme

The Mr Men and Little Miss Mountain at the Sand Sculpture Festival 2014 along the Frankston waterfont

Children's Penguin books are magically transformed into storybook characters for this years Sand Scupture Festival 2014 theme. 

Popular stories come to life right in front of your eyes sculptured into life sized figures and imaginary forms.

All molded by talented artists into towering mountains and fairy castles with fire breathing dragons, scary animals and pretty fairies and creatures you never knew existed.

The sand that is used is called Heavy Sand and it is different to beach sand as the grains are square, this makes it better to stick together, something like wooden building blocks.

Some of the stories depicted in the sand sculptures are:

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Angry Birds
  • Harry Potter
  • Angelina Ballerina
  • Spot the Dog
  • Mr Men and Little Miss
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Hairy Maclary
  • Postman Pat
  • Flower Fairies

and many other famous stories to delight and fascinate you.

Where The Wild Things Are Sand Sculpture

Where The Wild Things Are sand sculpture on the Frankston Foreshore

Library Of Children's Storytale Books

Below is a selection of Children's classics that may interest you. Just click onto either the image or link for prices and more details.

Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are

Mr. Men Box Set
Mr. Men Box Set

Little Miss My Complete Collection (Little Miss Classic Library)
Little Miss My Complete Collection (Little Miss Classic Library)

Harry Potter Classic Hardback Boxed Set
Harry Potter Classic Hardback Boxed Set

Angry Birds Search and Find
Angry Birds Search and Find

Other Things To Do At The Sand Sculptures Frankston

Hogwarts and Dobby in Sand at the frankston sand Sculpting Festival 2014

During the Sand Sculpture Festival there are other activities that the children can enjoy such as making their very own mini sand sculpture.

They can create their own coloured sand bottle or perhaps an amazing hand crafted sand painting. There is a giant sand pit, all kids love a sand pit to play in, with buckets and spades along with big sand diggers to operate.

Let the kids play in the Lego zone and while they are you can enjoy a bite to eat at the Cafe.

The Cafe offers hot and cold quick snacks, morning and afternoon tea or lunch. There are hot and cold drinks, icecreams, cakes and muffins etc all available under cover. 

Coloured Sand Artwork at the Sand Sculpture Festival

Coloured sand art work Frankston waterfront

Be on the lookout for some really Special days down at the Sand Sculpture Festival.

For example...

  • The Channel Nine Family Fun Day - 16th February
  • The Exciting Easter Egg Hunt - 18th - 21st April 2014 including Good Friday
  • The Penguin Books Kid's Day Out - 16th March 2014 - Come on down and get that book signing done with the amazing and talented Author Graeme Base!

Just to be on the safeside make sure you check out the official Sandstorm Events website.

You can phone (03) 5986 6684

The Art of Graeme Base book cover

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Angry Birds Sand Sculpture Frankston Waterfront

Angry Birds sand sculpture on the Frankston foreshore

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